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Toronto, Canada Indian Wedding by Plum Pictures

After a ceremony for the ages, it was time for the incredible reception that Shikha & Janak prepared for their guests. The rollercoaster of emotions from the nuptials demanded a planner that our couple could trust. Lucky for them Chic Events by Sonia was there and the influence can definitely be felt! Such a talented planner and designer, indeed! The newlyweds arrived at The Chandni Grand with all the Indian noblesse flair that definitely gave a new meaning to the word style. So much going on for this gala that we strongly suggest you browse through today's gallery fully, ladies! A loving shout out to the team from Plum Pictures who were kind enough to share them with us! So, let's get to it! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
How did we meet:
It's true when they say, your perfect soul mate comes when you least expect it.  Janak was introduced to me when I was at a strange point of my life, through a friend.  I was finishing up my undergrad, trying to determine what best to do with my life afterwards, unsure what would happen or where life would take me - the typical undergrad crisis.  A friend introduced me to Janak who I avoided speaking to for months.  Finally, I gave in and met him for our first date (bubble tea at Sweet Dreams Tea Shop in Waterloo) for some bubble tea and Jenga.  The moment we met, I knew he was the one.  What sweetened the deal was that he did not let me win at Jenga (and still doesn't), but I still won. 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
After dating for almost 4 years, Janak popped the question on a cold February afternoon (-23 degrees).  We walked around our favourite hangout spot (Port Credit in Missisauga) by the water, where he asked me to marry him - just as two beautiful swans swam by!  
 
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
Since Janak and I are two different cultures (I'm Punjabi, he's Rajasthani), we had to find a medium that would work with both cultures.  We both have fairly large families, so we needed a venue that would accommodate.  Janak and I started playing golf together, so we felt that having our ceremony at a golf course only fit!  Our decor style was very royal and Rajasthani palace-esque, beautifully designed by Karma Design Studio, with reds and golds as our main colours.  I walked in under a beautifully made floral canopy made by BloomenBrides that caught a lot of eyes and added to the royal feel of my entrance.  
For our reception, we took a midnight palace stance, with whites and florals. 
We wanted to emulate the royal feel throughout, so ensured that every accent piece (from cake, to floor wrap, to stationary/signage) met that feel.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted to wear red. When else in your life are you EVER going to wear a red lengha? I flew to India and found my perfect outfit on my first day shopping in Chandni Chowk, New Dehli, from Om Parkash (https://www.instagram.com/omparkashjawaharlal/?hl=en) in a reddish/pinky tone with accents of mint green and peach. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
CAKE TASTING! We chose Fine Cakes by Zehra for our cake vendor, who not only made our cake a visible work of art, but the flavours were amazing! We chose Skor and Strawberry Shortcake to serve and Ferro Rocher to save for ourselves. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved our ceremony, especially our venue.  There was an indoor mandap, and a beautiful outdoor back patio that overlooked the golf course that our guests loved taking pictures on.  The food, from The Host, was enjoyed and complimented thoroughly.  They also appreciated the little touches of personalization we provided.  Every male from the bride's side wore a red stool, and the groom's side wore a red Rajasthani turban.  Our ceremony programs walked through everything about the ceremony, and the priest through in some light humour to make the actual prayers enjoyable.  
 
During my mehndi night, we asked everyone to wear yellow or green and provided floral jewelry to each woman attending. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first look at the wedding ceremony is something that replays all the time.  I had no idea what Janak's look would be, and he had no idea what mine was.  We were both blown away when we saw each other for the first time, and I still remember the smile on his face.  
 
For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
Sangeet - keeping performances at the sangeet made that function more enjoyable as it tends to be more close family. I chose to wear a silk lengha, and go big and fun with my make-up.  I used BombayHair extensions and went for large Hollywood curls, with pinky/purple eye make-up. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
1. Find a way to be apart of the cocktail hour at the reception! I don't recall seeing 75% of guests at the reception because it all happens so quickly! The cocktail hour is a great way to see EVERYONE and thank them for coming in a personal way.  
 
2. Have a planner. It is SO crucial to have someone solely responsible for the schedule of events and all the small items that are required throughout the ceremony. 
 
3. Work with vendors that go above and beyond for you. If you aren't vibing with them from the start, find someone else.  If your gut is telling you this vendor isn't the right choice, find someone else. You don't have the time, nor should you take on the stress, of dealing with a difficult vendor during your wedding. 
 
4. Start early! This way, you can evaluate multiple vendors and plan ahead.  My goal was to be hands off for the entire month leading into the wedding because that's when the family was coming into town.  Spend time with them instead of worrying about final details before your wedding date because once the wedding events start, everything happens so quickly.
 
5. Don't go back to work right away.  Even if you don't want to go on a honeymoon, you and your partner need some time to relax and rejuvenate after the wedding. It took me one week to recover. 
 
6. Don't push your grooms to do something they don't enjoy. Instead, loop them into things they will so they actually enjoy the planning process (cake tasting, food tasting, etc.)  The last thing you want to deal with is a grumpy groom. 
 
6. Ask for help!! There are a lot of things you can delegate off to family and friends. USE THEM! Don't feel like you have to do things on your own. 
 
7. Follow all your vendors on Instagram.  It makes for easier consults, and they all post their work on their feed and stories.  This is a great way to stay up to date on what's trending, their work style, and see other vendors. 
 
8. Keep some things a surprise from EVERYONE.  It's amazing to see people's reactions when they don't know what to expect. :) I didn't tell anyone about my decor, nor my outfits for the wedding and reception.  
 
9.  Book your mom with you for MUAH.  She will appreciate the private bonding moments with you, especially since the wedding festivities get busy! 
 
10. Have a bridesmaid, sister, friend, whomever, help you get changed after the ceremony and reception.  You may be looking for some private, romantic moments with your new husband, but having him spend an hour helping you get out of the heaviest outfit, take off your jewelry and help with all your bobby pins isn't as romantic as one would think :) 
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Mehndi - HennaByDivya spent 7 hours designing beautiful henna on my hands that added very beautiful personal touches throughout (a Rajasthani Bride and Groom, Groom holding a basketball, the Toronto Skyline, a mini rendition of my tattoo).
IAMALLTALK - We hired a professional MC for our reception who kept the crowd energized and engaged the entire night
Chic Events by Sonia - Having a planner was key to help keep everything organized!
We streamed the Raptors game during the reception as we knew our guests would be watching that instead of enjoying anyways.  
BloomenBrides - Jasmine hairpieces, floral canopy, bridesmaids bouquets - all beautiful touches to add an extra layer to your wedding.
CanvasMUAH - going above and beyond helping me with 3 different looks for my big 3 events. 
Mehndi night - I went for a short lengha, so I could enjoy singing and dancing with my family while they were all dressed up, without ruining my own outfit.
Fine Cakes by Zehra - delicious cake and so beautifully designed, I did NOT want to cut it!!
Plum Pictures - loved working with them as they were readily available, easy to work with, and let Janak (who is a bit camera shy) be the most comfortable.
Jewelry - I wanted to go all out for my wedding look, like a typical traditional bride. Matapati, nose ring, big earrings, double necklace, everything! I chose a contrast of dark green to go with my red lengha.
 

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Planning & Design: Chic Events by Sonia | Event Designer: Chic Events by Sonia | Cinematography: Plum Pictures | Photography: Plum Pictures | Ceremony Venue: The Country Club | Reception Venue: Chandni Grand | Floral & Decor: Karma Design Studio Inc. | Hair & Makeup: Canvas Make Up & Hair | DJ: Frequency Entertainment | Cake & Treats: Fine Cakes by Zehra | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: The Invitation Place


Toronto, Canada Indian Wedding by Plum Pictures

We have reached the first week of August and we know that a couple like Shikha & Janak is exactly what you need to kick start the month. Today, we head down to Toronto to witness a glammy gala that was a total dream. Our friends from Plum Pictures sure did an amazing job capturing everything that went on for today's gallery! The bride, for the main ceremony, came out looking absolutely incredible. She rocked the traditional ruby lengha with the details in gold and soft tones of baby pink. I particularly love the color palette chosen for her makeup! So stunning! What was also stunning was how smooth everything went. The reason? The planning and design skills of Chic Events by Sonia of course! You know your bash is going to be grand when they in charge! True pros! So, ladies, what are you waiting for? Below the details! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
How did we meet:
It's true when they say, your perfect soul mate comes when you least expect it.  Janak was introduced to me when I was at a strange point of my life, through a friend.  I was finishing up my undergrad, trying to determine what best to do with my life afterwards, unsure what would happen or where life would take me - the typical undergrad crisis.  A friend introduced me to Janak who I avoided speaking to for months.  Finally, I gave in and met him for our first date (bubble tea at Sweet Dreams Tea Shop in Waterloo) for some bubble tea and Jenga.  The moment we met, I knew he was the one.  What sweetened the deal was that he did not let me win at Jenga (and still doesn't), but I still won. 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
After dating for almost 4 years, Janak popped the question on a cold February afternoon (-23 degrees).  We walked around our favourite hangout spot (Port Credit in Missisauga) by the water, where he asked me to marry him - just as two beautiful swans swam by!  
 
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
Since Janak and I are two different cultures (I'm Punjabi, he's Rajasthani), we had to find a medium that would work with both cultures.  We both have fairly large families, so we needed a venue that would accomodate.  Janak and I started playing golf together, so we felt that having our ceremony at a golf course only fit!  Our decor style was very royal and Rajasthani palace-esque, beautifully designed by Karma Design Studio, with reds and golds as our main colours.  I walked in under a beautifully made floral canopy made by BloomenBrides that caught a lot of eyes and added to the royal feel of my entrance.  
For our reception, we took a midnight palace stance, with whites and florals. 
We wanted to emulate the royal feel throughout, so ensured that every accent piece (from cake, to floor wrap, to stationary/signage) met that feel.
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I knew I wanted to wear red. When else in your life are you EVER going to wear a red lengha? I flew to India and found my perfect outfit on my first day shopping in Chandni Chowk, New Dehli, from Om Parkash (https://www.instagram.com/omparkashjawaharlal/?hl=en) in a reddish/pinky tone with accents of mint green and peach. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
CAKE TASTING! We chose Fine Cakes by Zehra for our cake vendor, who not only made our cake a visibile work of art, but the flavours were amazing! We chose Skor and Strawberry Shortcake to serve and Ferro Rocher to save for ourselves. 
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Our guests loved our ceremony, especially our venue.  There was an indoor mandap, and a beautiful outdoor back patio that over looked the golf course that our guests loved taking pictures on.  The food, from The Host, was enjoyed and complimented thoroughly.  They also appreciated the little touches of personalization we provided.  Every male from the brides side wore a red stool, and the grooms side wore a red rajasthani turban.  Our ceremony programs walked through everything about the ceremony, and the priest through in some light humour to make the actual prayers enjoyable.  
 
During my mehndi night, we asked everyone to wear yellow or green and provided floral jewelry to each woman attending. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first look at the wedding ceremony is something that replays all the time.  I had no idea what Janak's look would be, and he had no idea what mine was.  We were both blown away when we saw each other for the first time, and I still remember the smile on his face.  
 
For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
Sangeet - keeping performances at the sangeet made that function more enjoyable as it tends to be more close family. I chose to wear a silk lengha, and go big and fun with my make-up.  I used BombayHair extensions and went for large hollywood curls, with pinky/purple eye make-up. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
1. Find a way to be apart of the cocktail hour at the reception! I don't recall seeing 75% of guests at the reception because it all happens so quickly! The cocktail hour is a great way to see EVERYONE and thank them for coming in a personal way.  
 
2. Have a planner. It is SO crucial to have someone solely responsible for the schedule of events and all the small items that are required throughout the ceremony. 
 
3. Work with vendors that go above and beyond for you. If you aren't vibing with them from the start, find someone else.  If your gut is telling you this vendor isn't the right choice, find someone else. You don't have the time, nor should you take on the stress, of dealing with a difficult vendor during your wedding. 
 
4. Start early! This way, you can evaluate multiple vendors and plan ahead.  My goal was to be hands off for the entire month leading into the wedding because that's when family was coming into town.  Spend time with them instead of worrying about final details before your wedding date because once the wedding events start, everything happens so quickly.
 
5. Don't go back to work right away.  Even if you don't want to go on a honeymoon, you and your partner need some time to relax and rejuvenate after the wedding. It took me one week to recover. 
 
6. Don't push your grooms to do something they don't enjoy. Instead, loop them into things they will so they actually enjoy the planning process (cake tasting, food tasting, etc.)  The last thing you want to deal with is a grumpy groom. 
 
6. Ask for help!! There are a lot of things you can delegate off to family and friends. USE THEM! Don't feel like you have to do things on your own. 
 
7. Follow all your vendors on Instagram.  It makes for easier consults, and they all post their work on their feed and stories.  This is a great way to stay up to date on what's trending, their work style, and see other vendors. 
 
8. Keep some things a surprise from EVERYONE.  It's amazing to see people's reactions when they don't know what to expect. :) I didn't tell anyone about my decor, nor my outfits for the wedding and reception.  
 
9.  Book your mom with you for MUAH.  She will appreciate the private bonding moments with you, especially since the wedding festivities get busy! 
 
10. Have a bridesmaid, sister, friend, whomever, help you get changed after the ceremony and reception.  You may be looking for some private, romantic moments with your new husband, but having him spend an hour helping you get out of the heaviest outfit, take off your jewelry and help with all your bobby pins isn't as romantic as one would think :) 
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Mehndi - HennaByDivya spent 7 hours designing beautiful henna on my hands that added very beautiful  personal touches throughout (a Rajasthani Bride and Groom, Groom holding a basketball, the Toronto Skyline, a mini rendition of my tattoo).
IAMALLTALK - We hired a professional MC for our reception who kept the crowd energized and engaged the entire night
Chic Events by Sonia - Having a planner was key to help keep everything organized!
We streamed the Raptors game during the reception as we knew our guests would be watching that instead of enjoying anyways.  
BloomenBrides - Jasmine hair pieces, floral canopy, bridesmaids bouquets - all beautiful touches to add an extra layer to your wedding.
CanvasMUAH - going above and beyond helping me with 3 different looks for my big 3 events. 
Mehndi night - I went for a short lengha, so I could enjoy singing and dancing with my family while they were all dressed up, without ruining my own outfit.
Fine Cakes by Zehra - delicious cake and so beautifully designed, I did NOT want to cut it!!
Plum Pictures - loved working with them as they were readily available, easy to work with, and let Janak (who is a bit camera shy) be the most comfortable.
Jewelry - I wanted to go all out for my wedding look, like a typical traditional bride. Matapati, nose ring, big earrings, double necklace, everything! I chose a contrast of dark green to go with my red lengha.
 

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Planning & Design: Chic Events by Sonia | Event Designer: Chic Events by Sonia | Cinematography: Plum Pictures | Photography: Plum Pictures | Ceremony Venue: The Country Club | Reception Venue: Chandni Victoria | Floral & Decor: Karma Design Studio Inc. | Hair & Makeup: Canvas Make Up & Hair | DJ: Frequency Entertainment | Cake & Treats: Fine Cakes by Zehra | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: The Invitation Place


Torrance, CA Indian Engagement by Michael Santos Photography

What is more exciting than knowing that soon, you will be married to your significant other? Life has its milestones, and marriage is a big one. For that reason, Gunjeeta and Arun's incredibly lovely engagement session was a true ode to style and excitement. 2020 is quickly approaching, and these two lovebirds know that it is going to be quite a year for both of them. Their gala, which will take place in India, will be this traditional affair with all the elements of a Punjabi and Sindhi Wedding. Truly an event not to miss and that we hope to have here in Maharani Weddings for all of you! In the meantime, let's warm those glitter engines with their gorgeous engagement party fully planned by Detailed Affairs Team, coming to us thanks to Michael Santos Photography for today's gallery, let's get to it. 

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More glam and glitter, tomorrow! 

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Planning & Design: Detailed Affairs Team | Photography: Michael Santos Photography | Hair & Makeup: Oscar Makeup | Family Makeup: MakeupTanyaa


Torrance, CA Indian Engagement by Michael Santos Photography

Good morning, ladies, and happy Monday! To kick start the final week of July with all of our glam senses finely tuned, we have an engagement session that was as beautiful as the real deal. Gunjeeta & Arun decided to have an intimate yet lavish affair to celebrate their upcoming nuptials. Luckily, Michael Santos Photography was there to capture the dreamy photoshoot and everything that came after it. I particularly loved how the makeup of Maharani Gunjeeta, created by Oscar Makeup, made her exuberant eyes glow even more! This Indian beauty truly stole the show with her gorgeous ruffle rose-toned dress and overall aura as well. Just like it should be! So beautiful! Head down to today's gallery and let yourself be smitten by this lovely pair. Don't forget to check Raja Arun's incredibly trendy satin black sherwani! Some serious style going on! See you there! 

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Part two coming is just around the corner! Stick around! 

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Planning & Design: Detailed Affairs Team | Photography: Michael Santos Photography | Hair & Makeup: Oscar Makeup | Family Makeup: MakeupTanyaa


Garfield, NJ Indian Wedding by Ami Video

We are back with more of what went on with Naiya & Dharm's ravishing spree, coming from The Venetian Catering in New Jersey! Special thanks to our friends from Ami Video who did an outstanding job with the images that we have been seeing! Our beautiful Maharani looked dazzling for her dreamed day. She was wearing a classic red lengha with golden details and all the traditional accessories that only true Maharanis are able to pull off! Raja Dharm was also looking sharp, rocking a beige sherwani with all the details in red. Our couple for the reception wore matching deep blue. An elegant color that surely emulated the bright shining stars in the night sky, the same stars that lit the entire reception bash. Guests were up for a treat also with the culinary wonders of our friends from Chowpatty, who never fails to impress. As you will see, Maharanis, it was quite a celebration since M4U Events was in the house! And of course, we hope you enjoy it and get your inspo going! The full gallery is here, dolls! Let's get going! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met the Groom during undergrad at Stevens Institute of Technology. I knew he was the one when I saw him managing cultural events as an eboard member. It showed me that despite being raised in America, he was very in tune with his Indian culture and valued the traditions our families have brought down throughout the years. This was just the cherry on top to his funny, caring, and loving personality. He is always putting others before himself, which says a lot about a person. 
 
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
So everyone who knows me knows that I am the definition of "sweatpants, hair-tired, chilling with no makeup on". So Dharm had one of our friends, Anand, who also happens to be a photographer, create a facebook group asking couples to model for him so he can enhance his portfolio. Despite not liking to dress up, I jumped at the opportunity to help our friend out, who is also like a big brother figure for me. Not going to lie, I did try to get away with wearing soccer pants, but Anand bribed me with taco pizza to make sure I dressed up, which I mean what girl doesn't like tacos and pizza. This photoshoot was scheduled exactly the weekend before I had to leave for medical school, so everything worked out in terms of me being ready for it. So Dharm picked me up from my house and we headed to the Hoboken pier, which happens to be right by our alma mater, Stevens Institute of Technology. When we got there, we were the only couple there and I was told we have to walk to the path station to pick up a friend who was part of another couple. Me thinking nothing weird about this, I went along. We took pictures as we walked down the pier. When we got towards the end of the pier, a few close friends and family started popping out with signs. This is when I knew what was going on. I saw all my close friends and family circled by the pier by the spot that Dharm brought me to. By the time I turned to look at Dharm, he was already down on one knee, and popped the question! 
 
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
Planning the wedding was very difficult given that I was away at medical school the majority of the time, and only home for about 10 days every 4 months. Majority happened through Dharm and I having google hangouts daily and going over all the tasks and updates. Dharm did a lot of scheduling to meet vendors exactly when I was home, so it was just a marathon of which vendor or vendors I had to meet that day. Our siblings and bridal parties were a huge help when it came down to managing a lot of the events during the wedding week. My overall experience with all my vendors was that I was absolutely thrilled and taken aback at how much they made everything ran smoothly. Milan Banquet Hall in Garfield, NJ was great with working with our strict time frames and accommodating to our needs. My vidhi and the garba were held there, and everything turned out great. The Venetian also in Garfield, NJ was our location for the wedding and reception, and their service was nothing but perfect. Everyone made sure everything was running smoothly and handled any issues without stressing the bride and groom as well as the immediate family members. We did not have to run around reminding anyone about their tasks. It was their exquisite service, which allowed us to enjoy our day. My hair and makeup for my mendhi night and vidhi were done by Nutan, and I was extremely happy with it. She adhered to me wanting more of a natural look, which I really appreciated. My actual mendhi and hair and makeup for garba, wedding, and reception was done by Darshita from Dulhan by Darshita. She was absolutely terrific given my strict time constraints but nevertheless made sure I was ready to go for all my events. She made sure she took out the time and paid attention to all the fine details, which showed me that she really did care. All the decor was done by Jyoti from Event Decorators. Jyoti was very flexible and always on top of everything. She was very helpful in directing me towards ideas and concepts that would fit my idea for the various events. More than anything else, she worked with my ideas and added her own professional flare to it. Flowers for the wedding and reception were done by Matthew and he worked tremendously hard to design centerpieces with the ideas we gave him. They turned out to be a great feature of the reception. Our photographer and videographer was Meet Soni from Amivideo. We have used his company for years in both of our families, so it was a tradition we wanted to continue. In addition, Meet has changed the company around and has added a very nice cinematic and modern touch which is something we wanted. Our photos and videos came out to be perfect representations of our wedding week. More than anything else, they were never in the way. Half the time I didn't even know certain pictures or videos were taken, which I liked. Their candid shots were a great addition to the albums. Our catering was from Chowpatty Foods. Everyone loved the food and just could not get enough of it. The traditional tastes with modern aesthetics are just eye-catching. Last by not least, our DJ and MC was M4U events. Neil, who was our MC, made sure the crowd was going at all times. They took care of details for the programs, and even other things that we didn't notice. Their attention to detail and ability to keep everyone engaged throughout the day was remarkable. I would recommend all my vendors for anyone who wants to make sure their wedding week is one for the books! 
 
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I always wanted the traditional red, white, and gold theme, also because red is my favorite color. I did all my clothes shopping in Mumbai, India in 1 day due to my time constraints. Given that theme, I wanted something was that was royal (delicate but eye-catching at the same time). My wedding dress was a designer from Mahesh Malhotra. It had the right amount of elegance but was not too flashy which is exactly what I was looking for. 
 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
I am someone who likes to customize a lot of things, so being able to pick out every detail of the wedding week was something I enjoyed. Color schemes, themes, decorations, invites, and more were never just brought as is. Everything was tweaked in a personal way that suited Dharm and me.  
 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Everyone we spoke to absolutely loved the attention to detail. Everyone was awestruck at the venue.  All the food was different and tasteful. The MC and DJ were the life of the party. The photographers were never in the way. 
 
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
My entrance into the wedding hall on the dholi is something that I remember vividly. The MC and DJ were on point with the music because I wanted to enter during a certain drop in the beat. The staff at the Venetian made sure I was ready to go and that no one was in the way. Everyone attending the wedding was able to see despite how short or covered by someone else they were. It was the moment where I realized that this is actually happening. 
 
For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
Mentioned this in the other box, but let me know if you need more information? Dances were all handled by the bridal parties on both sides as well as the immediate families and obviously by Dharm and me. 
 
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the planning! I was very swamped with medical school while having to plan this, and so at times it took away from the enjoyment of planning my special day. If you feel like you will be swamped, get a wedding planner early on! I did not have one, but I know it would have been probably a lot easier with one. 
 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Jewelry was all real and themed for royal looks for all the events. It was a mix of traditional ones and ones made specifically for the wedding. Mendhi I had our careers included so engineering gears (since Dharm is an engineer as well as me), caduceus (medical symbol to represent me as a future physician), and the BAPS Akshar Deri (which is one of my favorite religious icons since I hold my religion deep to my identity). My mendhi also had elephants on my shins, which happens to be one of my favorite animals as well as a touch of royalty. Our invitations also had elephants on them. Our cake was from A Little Cake in Park Ridge, NJ and was completely eggless. Leo was great with working with our designs.  Both the staffs of the locations were terrific, esp the Venetian. It was money well spent.
 
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DJ: M4U Events | Catering: Chowpatty Catering | Photography: Ami Video | Cinematography: Ami Video | Ceremony Venue: The Venetian Catering | Reception Venue: The Venetian Catering | Florist: Atlas Floral Decorators | Decoration: Event Decorators | Mehndi and Vidhi Hair & Makeup: Nutan | Garba / Wedding and Reception Hair & Makeup: Dulhan by Darshita


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